Detroit’s Office of Marijuana Ventures & Entrepreneurship Announces Open Online Application for Unlimited Licenses

CRIO Marijuana Ventures


DETROIT – The Detroit Department of Civil Rights, Inclusion and Entrepreneurship’s (CRIO) Office of Marijuana Ventures & Entrepreneurship announced an open online application process for those licenses that are Unlimited  (Marijuana Growers, Processors, Transportation, Safety Compliance, and Event Organizers) on April 20, 2022. Application instructions can be found on their website:

The Office of Marijuana Ventures & Entrepreneurship will continue to update its website with information regarding Retail Licenses and when they will begin accepting applications.

“We are so excited to announce the opening of our Adult-Use Marijuana Licensing program. We are confident and proud of the space that we have carved out for social equity applicants to take part in this billion-dollar industry,” said Megan Moslimani, Director of Marijuana Ventures and Entrepreneurship (of the Civil Rights Inclusion and Opportunity Department). 

The City of Detroit Adult-Use Marijuana Ordinance was approved by Detroit City Council on April 5, 2022. The ordinance becomes effective on April 20, 2022. The Detroit City Council voted 8-1 to approve the ordinance. CRIO will provide the council with a recommended date of when licenses can begin being issued, and then the City Council will vote to approve that date.

CRIO needs 90 days to hire a third-parting scoring firm for the license applications and to identify a program to host the lottery for any remaining licenses in the event of a tie. Mayor Mike Duggan's administration has worked together over the last two years to seek equitable opportunities for longtime Detroiters to participate in an industry that's estimated to yield $3 billion in annual state sales.

Learn More: All are welcome to join the City of Detroit and Detroit Cannabis Project for Cannabis Business Virtual Classes for Entrepreneurs. These informative sessions offer an opportunity to get real-time advice from industry experts. Join sessions weekly on Thursdays at 6PM using this link: